6 high-paying jobs that let you work from home

Posted on: 12:21 pm, April 30, 2013, by and

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If you’re looking to work from home and make a little money while you’re doing it, these six careers might be for you.

A Yahoo report by Andrea Duchon researched six top telecommuting careers with high pay.

1. Graphic designer 
Earning potential: Top paid graphic designers in the 90th percentile make $77,490 annually, according to the Department of Labor. On the low end of the scale (10th percentile), designers make $26,250, while the median annual wage registers at $44,150.
Education: You’ll be required to have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field if you want to pursue a position as a graphic designer, according to the Department.

2. Computer programmer
Earning potential: 
The Department of Labor lists median annual wage for computer programmers as $74,280. The top 90th percentile of employees earns $117,890, while the bottom 10th percentile earns $42,850.
Education: According to the Department, most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.

3. Accountant
Earning potential: 
Accountants earning in the bottom 10th percentile report a respectable $39,930, says the Department of Labor. The top 90th percent, however, could see $111,510, while the median annual salary is $63,550.
Education: 
If you want to pursue a career in accounting, the Department says you’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field.

4. Writer
Earning potential:
 If you find yourself in the top 90th percentile as a writer, the Department of Labor says you could make $117,860. The bottom 10 percent earns $27,770, while the median salary is $55,940.
Education: 
The Dept. of Labor said a college degree is generally required. Employers like to see a degree in English, journalism or communications.

5. Public relations specialist
Earning potential: The median annual wage of a public relations specialist is $54,170. The top 90th percentile earning wage is $101,030, and the bottom 10th percentile is $30,760.
Education: Typically you’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, public relations, English, communications or business.

6. Software developer
Earning potential:
 If you earn median salary as an applications software developer, you could expect to see $90,060, according to the Department of Labor. The top 90th percentile makes $138,880, while the bottom 10th percentile makes $55,190.
Education:
The Dept. of Labor said you will most likely need a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, software engineering or a related degree.

MORE: See more from Yahoo’s article

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